We would like to thank Eagle Mountain Casino for their generous donation of $10,000 to Central California Family Crisis Center, Inc.
These funds ensure Family Crisis is able to ensure our ongoing ability to care for, and advocate for, survivors of domestic violence and contribute to its prevention. These funds allow us the flexibility to leverage new ideas as well as respond to new changes and challenges ahead.
Family Crisis Center will use these funds to assist Domestic Violence victims by providing services such as counseling, transitional housing, food, clothing and household items.
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October 24, 2017 Theresa Hurtado
LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT DURING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
The Mary Kay Foundation Awarded Family Crisis Center Critical Unrestricted Funding as Part of New $3 Million Grant Slate
Porterville, CA (October 24, 2017) – Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation is awarding $20,000 grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam for a total of $3 million. Local shelter Family Crisis Center was chosen to receive one of the annual grants to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout the Central Valley. This year’s highly sought-after grant slate brings the total investment in the Foundation’s annual shelter grant program to nearly $42 million.
Family Crisis Center will use the grant funding to assist Domestic Violence victims by providing them services such as counseling, transitional housing, food, clothing and household items. Other recipients use the unrestricted funds for basic operating expenses, hiring much-needed personnel, completing repairs and renovations or adding programs and resources based on the unique needs of their shelter and the clients they serve.
“At Family Crisis Center, we are incredibly grateful for support from The Mary Kay Foundation and its continues commitment to break the cycle of domestic violence,” said Betty Luna, Interim Executive Director.
More than 700 domestic violence shelters nationwide applied for The Mary Kay Foundation shelter grants this year, which demonstrates the overwhelming need to maintain critical services and provide a safe haven for the survivors of an epidemic that impacts one in every four women”, said Anne Crews, board member of The Mary Kay Foundation and Vice President of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc. “Working to prevent and end domestic violence is a cornerstone of the Foundation, Mary Kay Inc. and for countless members of our independent sales force. Since 2000, The Foundation has invested tens of millions of dollars in our shelter grant program and without a doubt, we know these funds make a difference in homes and communities across the county.”
Mary Kay Inc.’s global cause-related program Beauty that Counts, helps support the foundation’s annual shelter grant program. Applications for the 2018 shelter grant program will be available January 15 through April 30. Please visit maykayfoundation.org for additional information and for the full list of 2017 shelter grant receipients.
About The Mary Kay Foundation
The Mary Kay Foundation was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. The Mary Kay Foundation has awarded $70.7 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation, please visit www.marykayfoundation.org or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737)
About Family Crisis Center
Family Crisis Center is a multi-cultural organization which exists to protect individuals and families from domestic violence and economic deprivation by providing food, shelter, education, and other charitable services.
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September 13, 2017 Theresa Hurtado
FAMILY CRISIS CENTER AWARDED $20,000 TO PREVENT & ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN PORTERVILLE
Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes Family Crisis Center as a critical leader in California’s domestic violence field
Porterville, CA (August, 23, 2017) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today a grant of $20,000 to Family Crisis Center to ensure its ongoing ability to care for, and advocate for, survivors of domestic violence and contribute to its prevention. These general operating funds are meant to provide Family Crisis Center with the flexibility to leverage new ideas as well as respond to new changes and challenges ahead.
“Today, the advocacy and services that Family Crisis Center provides are more important than ever. As we face an uncertain political and social environment that threatens the wellbeing vulnerable families, women, and individuals experiencing domestic violence – as well as the organizations that support them – we need leaders like Family Crisis Center to be there to continue helping those who struggle most,” said Lucia Corral Peña, senior program officer at Blue Shield of California Foundation. “We stand together with Family Crisis Center, alongside many other partners and leaders, in our ongoing and collective mission to prevent, address – and ultimately end – domestic violence in California.”
This type of unrestricted funding is part of the Foundation’s effort to empower domestic violence service providers across the state and enable them to adjust to unexpected difficulties and opportunities.
As California’s largest private funder of domestic violence service providers, the Foundation is proud to support Family Crisis Center through this grant.
About Blue Shield of California Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation aims to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Californians by working to end domestic violence and improve health equity for all people and all communities. To learn more, visit www.blueshieldcafoundation.org.